The USDA launched earlier this month a national effort to reduce the devastating damage caused by feral swine. The $20 million program aims to help states deal with a rapidly expanding population of invasive wild swine that causes $1.5 billion in annual damage and control costs.
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Almost one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted, according to a government report released this week. Officials have acknowledged the country’s problems with water and air pollution, but the extent of soil contamination has been a closely guarded “state secret,” for fear of incriminating certain provinces or companies. 311 more words
The model of Jamaica’s first solar-powered hydroponic farm is to be replicated in urban areas across Jamaica to create more job opportunities and enrich communities. “The Family Garden” founder Rebecca Harper is elated at the achievements to date. 358 more words
COPENHAGAN, Denmark — Michael Nielsen unlocks the door to his pig factory. He doffs his jacket, pants and muddy boots and zips on white coveralls. Then he steps into the maze-like complex housing several thousand pigs. 1,865 more words